June 15, 1995 - A Day Of Varying Priorities.


June 15, 1995 - a day where priorities in news coverage got tested. Beginning with news that the long-anticipated and much-dreaded Battle of Sarajevo had begun caused and that NATO forces were in that uncomfortable place of being peacekeeper and defender all at the same time. It would prove to be Topic-A in conversation at the upcoming G-7 Summit, which President Clinton was heading for on this day.

News also, with reference to G-7, of the threatened trade war between Japan and the U.S., mostly centered around the newly-imposed 100% tariff on imported Japanese Cars into the U.S.

A rescue effort was underway in Greece, which had suffered a 6.1 earthquake overnight and a growing list of casualties from collapsed buildings was reported.

But the biggest news, the news that occupied the most "air-time" on this broadcast, was the reported first interview with Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley on the occasion of the release of Jackson's latest album HIStory in which he answers allegations of Child molestation and the controversy surrounding anti-Semitic lyrics.

Buried in the rest of the news was report of the Senate, set to vote on a sweeping overhaul of Telecommunications Laws, in effect for over 50 years, and deregulation of Cable TV.

Also in there were reports of the continuing Timothy McVeigh/Oklahoma City Bombing and OJ Simpson murder trials.

And last, but not least - news on the Houston Rockets clinch of the NBA title in a 113-101 win over the Orlando Magic. Something they went nuts over in Houston.

And that's pretty much what happened, and what you may not have noticed amidst the noise of Pop Culture, on this June 15, 1995 as reported on The CBS World News Roundup.


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